One of the perks of being President of the United States is living in the White House, and one of the perks of living in the White House is having access to a posh, private movie theaters. Now that the Obamas have left the most famous address on Pennsylvania Ave. in DC, Hollywood insiders are revealing the former first-family’s love of new releases.
“There was never a film they didn’t request to watch,” says an executive at one studio. President Obama’s office also routinely requested awards screeners (including La La Land and other current Oscar contenders).
Another source says an ask even came in to watch Monster Trucks several days before Barack and Michelle Obama and their daughters, Malia — currently interning at Harvey Weinstein’s film company — and Sasha, left the White House for good on Jan. 20.
Monster Trucks can’t in good conscious be called a horror movie, but the film features some excellent retro creature-action, not to mention up-and-coming Scream Queen Jane Levy (Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe). Sure, it’s good family-friendly entertainment, but it hints at an appreciation for our beloved horror genre.
Check out the trailer, synopsis, and poster for Monster Trucks below.
Official Synopsis: In a small town, an oil company is drilling for oil. The geologist, Dowd, informs his boss, Tenneson that they detected what could be an ecosystem which could affect their drilling rights. But Tenneson tells them to go on and something happens. Something came out and Tenneson wants to keep it quiet by keeping what came out on ice. In the town, something’s been taking the fuel tanks off vehicles, leaving a big hole. Tripp, who lives in the town is frustrated at his life, specifically not having a vehicle of his own. He works at a scrap yard and he’s been working on restoring an old truck. One day he thinks he hears something and traps it in the storage pit. He calls the Sheriff who’s his step-father, whom he doesn’t like. And when he gets there, it’s gone. Later he sets a trap for it and sees it’s a slug like creature who feeds on oil. He would bond with it. Later a man from the oil company shows up at the yard and asks him about the thing he reported earlier. Tripp feigns it was mistaken but the guy doesn’t believe him. The creature enters the chassis of the truck he was working on and makes it move. He then gets in the truck and it goes off on its own and he tries to figure out what to do.
Monster Trucks was directed by Chris Wedge from a script penned by Derek Connolly. In addition to Levy, the film stars Lucas Till, Thomas Lennon, and Rob Lowe.